Palm Beach County named in national discrimination complaint

Complaint claims U.S. Bank has not maintained foreclosed properties in minority areas

TRD MIAMI /
Oct.October 09, 2014 03:00 PM

Palm Beach County was tacked on to a national discrimination complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that claims that U.S. Bank failed to maintain foreclosed properties in minority communities.

The complaint was originally filed in 2012 and now includes 19 regions across the nation, according to the Palm Beach Post.

“U.S. Bank has made a practice of not maintaining its foreclosures in neighborhoods of color,” said Shanna Smith, president and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance. “The foreclosure crisis hit these middle- and working-class communities hardest, and what we’re seeing now is an illegal pattern of neglect that lowers property values, creates safety and health risks for neighbors and contributes to community blight.”

Ten homes owned by U.S. Bank in Palm Beach County were reviewed by the alliance, and they included one home in a majority African-American community, four in predominately non-white neighborhoods and five in white communities. [Palm Beach Post]Christopher Cameron


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